Had the subject stand still while letting cars go by them to get the background to blur. Shot with tripod.
Had the subject moving with a moving background to get both to blur. Shot hand held instead of tripod.
Shadow Clone Jutsu (Aka Photoshop magic)
Leading lines to create depth. Had the flash shooting down on her to light up her face.
Flash aiming right at her mixed with the flash that created this really nice tone on her face.
Really nice contrast that made the side of her face really pop.
Took this one from a higher angle to get waist up shot
The gold reflector worked really well for this shot .
This was with the help of the diffuser to soften the direct sunlight that was hitting her face.
I tried to make these shots as simple as possible and have the background do the work. Having the subject in the middle of off to the right to line up with the rule of thirds. I wanted the background to have a consistent theme, for example on if the background is a street there should be more than one car.
Mainly worked with strobe lights with a grid to work around not having a lot of heavy shadows in the background. Wanted to keep things light but also touch on something serious.
Soft box light over head, with color gels clipped to get the right amout of light/shadows and color into the photo